Saturday, August 13, 2016

August 13, 2016 Meeting

Shirley G-- "Biscuit" or "puff" quilt for a grand child.

Latricia rescued blocks and pieces from a garage sale.  She's been completing the blocks by hand.

Brenda Ca.-- A Missouri Star Quilt Co pattern.  Quilted by Watanna.

Doris started a wedding quilt for a grand daughter.

Doris is teaching her 8 year old grand daughter quilting.  Grandaughter made this quilt.

Annette's quilt from a Karen Combs class.

Annette's string quilt top for charity quilt donation.

Tonya's Leah Day block of the month.

Tonya's  Sugar Club block of the month.

Tonya -  Baby quilt for special friend now in MN.

Carol's Sister, Linda, Christmas quilt.

Carol's Sister,  Linda, Charity quilt for Claire House in Tulsa--end of life care facility.

Sherry S.  Warmest Wishes--made this past week while visiting her Sis-in-Law, Judy.

Brenda Cr.  Beulah Stars quilt made on her 1951 Singer.  Machine quilted.

Karen received this handmade gift-- tri-axil hand woven bag.

Karen's great find --rescued quilt she is restoring.

Karen baby blanket for great nephew.

Karen working on an applique branch block.

Gwen and Judy with their Summer Carnival blocks made at MQA classes with Mickey Depre.

Pieced Hexies made during June MQA classes with Mickey Depre.  Brenda Cr., Lauren, Gwen, Judy

Judy S. --Happy Dots for Granddaughter going to college.

Judy S.  Baby quilt for family member


Meeting Minutes:

Minutes read and approved.
Treasurer report read and approved.

Reminder--Old Man River Quilt Fest this week in Vicksburg.

Old Business

Jacquie Gering will not be able to come Sept. 24 due to illness.  We will reschedule her at a later date.
Sept. 24 Sit and Sew time will be used for preparing for the Fall Gathering.

Monday, August 15, PTQ ladies in leadership for Fall Gathering will tour the Trotter in view of planning for Fall Gathering set up.  Details and more concrete plans will be made after this tour.

Quilts will be hung during the Fall Gathering.  Look through your quilts and select some for hanging.  All kinds of quilts from traditional to art quilts will be needed.
Create, Integrate, Celebrate!
Reminder to bring your cream pitchers for salad dressing to be poured from at Fall Gathering supper.
Naomi shared possible game idea.
Demos can be done during Fall Gathering.  Let Judy know if you have something in mind.

Christmas Social, Saturday, Dec. 3.  Flint Hill United Methodist Church.
Secret Santa Wish Lists were created and collected.  Lauren will be managing the details.
Are you working on your handmade gift?
We will have a pot-luck luncheon.  Find your delicious recipe now.

Pigeon Forge Piecemakers Guild Challenge- Feb1 will be due date for this challenge.  Strictly Black, White and one color of your choice.  Judy S. Has all the information.  See July 9 post as well.

 New Business

Suggestion was made to ask PTQ members Julia and Karen to offer classes for the guild.

Karen reported that Columbus Arts Council has a contest for the CAC 2017 calendar.  Actual art work will be displayed in the small gallery during September.  MUW professor will jury 11 pieces.  One piece will be viewers choice.  All winners will receive a free CAC calendar.

Guild Quilt for CAC donation--Brenda Cr.  displayed red and white 6 inch block.  All members are encouraged to PRE-WASH and bring any kind of red scraps to begin making these blocks. The Creamy color will be purchased for this quilt.  Blocks will be made at the PTQ Sit and Sew meeting times.

The sweet 16 blocks are completed and a red fabric has been purchased for the sashing.  This is ready for our next sit and sew.

Visitors--Sherry S--Judy's Sister-in-law  and Carol's sister , Linda.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

PTQ July 9, 2016 Meeting

July 9, 2016 PTQ Meeting Minutes

Old Business:
--MQA National Teacher Mickey Depre classes July 18-23
--Old Man River Quilt Fest in Vicksburg  *Quilt Show and classes August 16-20
--Iuka Quilt Show Sept 16-17
--Hattiesburg Quilt Show October 7-9

Possum Town Quilters Guild
National Teacher Jacquie Gering—Ms. Gering has been ill and is recovering.  Unsure if she will be able to come Sept 24.  Guild waiting to hear from her.

Fall Gathering October 21-22 
Rita W – gave brief outline of plans for decorating; Barb D-gave brief outline of 3 soups-Chili, vegetable, potato, mixed green salad, please bring your creamer pitchers to be filled with salad dressing;  volunteers will be needed to bring desserts; CC collecting items to place in Silent Auction; Barb made special announcement of Dave’s donation
Plans were made to visit the Trotter in August to discuss tables and arrangements with the staff there.

CHRISTMAS social – Saturday, December 3, 2016
Guild voted to change the Dirty Santa to Secret Santa.  At the AUGUST MEETING those who wish to participate in the Secret Santa gift exchange will need to have their “Wish List” prepared to give to Lauren so she can pass the Wishes along to the Santa who draws your name.
Hand Made Gift Game (right/left) will be played.  Begin now creating your hand made gift if you plan to participate in the game.  Remember you want to give away your best—is the gift I am giving something I would be thrilled to receive??  You have just a few days over 4 months to make something,  J

Membership booklet –Lauren will email the booklet to you


2017 Guild Challenge by Piecemakers of Sevier County 
Black & White and one other color
All guild members invited; Guild must have a minimum of 5 entries to qualify for exhibit; the black and white fabrics must be either (1) tone on tone (2) solids (3) black & white prints
The one other color fabric must be either (1) tone on tone (2) solid
The quilted item cannot exceed a PERIMETER of 160 inches
The quilted item must have a 4 inch sleeve and an identifying tag attached to the back
Please use the quilt entry form provided on line for “A Mountain Quiltfest” 2017 and a photo of the wall hanging
Judy S has all the information needed.

National Quilting Day March 18, 2017
Columbus Lowndes Public Library proposing a celebration.  Some type of educational program.  More to come.

In the Columbus Arts Council Gallery this month is Julia’s quilt show along with the tatting of Sherry Pence.  Take a friend and go by to view this exquisite exhibit.

Row By Row Experience began June 21. 

Cards of encouragement are being sent to guild members who are experiencing difficulties.

July 9 Show and Tell
Brenda C- "Rail Fence"  made in quilt class at Figg Fabric and Studio with Judy S as teacher

Doris G-
"Rail Fence"  made in quilt class at Figg Fabric and Studio with Judy S as teacher

Tonya S Amy Gibson Block of Month and 
Leah Day Block of Month


Julia G-- You are My Sunshine small quilt

Linda B--there is a story with the quilt which was a gift from friend

Gwen S--Farming boy quilt for nephew, quilted by Watanna C

Gwen S --Pink!Scrappy Strips, quilted by Watanna C

Thursday, June 16, 2016

June 11, 2016 PTQ Meeting Minutes

June 11, 2016 PTQ Meeting Minutes

May meeting minutes read and approved.
May treasurer’s report read and approved.
June 25 is our Sit and Sew.
PTQ July 9 meeting will be held in the Upstairs Meeting Room at the Columbus Lowndes Public Library.

Old Business:
MQA June Gathering:
  June 17 and 18 in Jackson 

Doors open at 3:30pm on Friday-- evening program T-Shirt quilts
Saturday events start at 9am
  • Morning Class
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon Class
  • Show & Tell
  Judy is in charge of classes
  Classes, Lectures, and Sit & Sew
  Vendors will be present

MQA Member registration now open for National Teacher
Mickey Depre Classes
Pieced Hexies Buffet and Half Scrap Quilts
  • Must be an MQA Member to attend
  • Mickey Depre is teacher
  • Classes are Summer Carnival and Pieced Hexies Buffet

Sunday, May 15, 2016

May Minutes

May 14, 2016 Meeting Minutes

18 Members were present

April Meeting Minutes were Approved as Read

Treasurer's Report was Approved as Read

Sit and Sew will be held on Saturday, May 28

MQA June Gathering
  • June 17 and 18 in Jackson
  • Doors open at 3:30pm on Friday: evening program
  • Saturday events start at 9am
    • Morning Class
    • Lunch
    • Afternoon Class
    • Show & Tell
  • Judy is in charge of classes
  • Classes, Lectures, and Sit & Sew
  • Vendors will be present
  • Newsletter will be posted at
    • Keri is MQA's Newsletter Error
      • Great Job on Newsletter, Keri!

MQA National Education Class
  • Must be an MQA Member to attend
  • Mickey Depre is teacher
  • Classes are Pieced Hexies Buffet and Summer Carnival
  • Cost is $30 and you MUST have the corresponding book (no sharing)
  • July 18 & 19 in Starkville
  • July 20 & 21 in Jackson
  • July 22 & 23 in Hattiesburg

Old Man River Quilt Fest
  • August 16 - 20 in Vicksburg
  • Registration is Open
  • June 30 is last day for Quilt Show Entry Submissions

PTQ National Teacher
  • Jacquie Gering
  • Saturday, September 24
    • This is our Sit & Sew Saturday, so no Sit & Sew
  • The membership will be voting on the class (Lauren to send info)
    • Modern Log Cabin
    • Scrappy Improvisational
    • Slicing and Insert Improvisation
  • Jacquie's web site is
  • The Starkville Guild may have a class on Friday
    • Not known which class they would have

Habitat for Humanity
  • Our April Columbus HS Quilt was a HIT at the last Habitat House
    • The Quilt was started on a Saturday and completed by the next Wednesday, in time for the Habitat Dedication - GREAT JOB LADIES!!
    • This was our 27th Quilt
    • This was our 12th House donation
  • Expect the next house to be dedicated 1st weekend in June
    • We have a quilt ready
  • We have yet another quilt almost done
    • Thank You to Watana for the donation of the quilt top and quilting
    • All we need to do is finish the binding

Fall Gathering
  • October 21 - 22
  • Will need help all day Friday to set-up; then stay until ~ 8 - 9pm
  • Judy is chairing the Gathering
  • T-Shirt discussion to occur at June meeting
  • Good progress on Goody Bags -
    • Bags are done
    • Gwen is finishing row markers
    • Stilettos are in-process
    • Annette is making the machine dusters
    • Next Group Project is the Coasters
    • The Starkville Guild plans to contribute an item
  • Outstanding Quilter Award to also be presented
    • Timing tbd
    • Ag Museum is under construction, so that location is not an option for 2016
    • Nominations are due by end of August
    • Nominee must be at least 65 years of age
    • Nomination Form is in MQA Newsletter

Civil War Log Cabin Quilt is Complete

Lauren has the Membership Books
  • Please see Lauren if you need one
  • Updates are coming

Thoughts and Prayers are with Brenda E and her family
  • Guild voted to donate a $50 memorial to the Society of St Vincent de Paul
  • Personal donations will be added to the Guild Contribution

Show & Tell:

Carol - Klaudeen Class - Skinny Mini Wall Hanging
She made it into an Apron

Carol - Nancy Prince Class - Thread Painting

Karen - Quilt made with 1910's and 1920's fabric
Bought at a Sale
She resized the quilt
Blocks were hand pieced

Karen - Sunbonnet Sue's bought at an Estate Sale in Texas
Mouse hole damage in some sashing and corner stone pieces
She rearranged the blocks for a better flow of color - and did the needed repairs

Karen -  Janet Bolton from England - Fiber Art

Karen - Quilt for Grandson
Hanging Four Patch on Point

Julia - SQA Challenges
Fiber Arts
Challenges made to a given color and theme

PTQ Charity Quilt
Watana Donation
5" Squares - Scrappy Sweet Sizteen
Working on Binding

Sunday, April 10, 2016

April 9 Meeting

April 9 Possum Town Quilter Meeting Minutes

Minutes for the March 12, 2016 meeting were read and approved.
Treasurer’s report was read and approved.
Possum Town Quilters currently has 44 members.

Pilgrimage:  quilt tying report. 
Judy S. said 8 members helped those who stopped at the booth tie knots in the prepared quilt.  Participants enjoyed the activity.  The quilt will be donated to the Red Cross.  The award winning “Name That Tune” quilt was on display at the visitor’s center during Pilgrimage week.  Visitors to Columbus enjoyed guessing the song titles represented in each quilt block.  Nancy Carpenter thanked the guild for participating in Pilgrimage week.  A monetary stipend has been received by the guild.

Guild Challenge Quilts:
Pigeon Forge will offer a guild quilt challenge.  Theme will be ‘Black and White plus One’.  We are hoping to participate in this challenge and offer the quilts for display during 2017 Pilgrimage.

Old Man River Quilt Festival:
Organizers are seeking quilts for the show.

Award winning Quilters and Quilts:
Many in our guild have quilts that have received ribbons over the past few months.  Congratulations to you ladies!!   You are fabulous!

Guild Challenge:  “House” blocks
Terry T. reported the plan for the quilt is set.  Work will begin today on sewing the quilt top together.
CONGRATULATIONS to the winners of the challenge: First place-Brenda C.; Second place-Linda B.; Third place-Sue S.; Viewer’s Choice-Linda B.  Prizes were awarded.

Columbus Arts Council Quilt:  Brenda C. is chairperson for the 2018 CAC quilt.  

MQA June Gathering Friday, June 17 and Saturday, June 18.  Classes taught by the BEST quilters in MS.  You must be a member of MQA to participate.  Dues are a mere $15.  A bargain!  Mark your calendar.
MQA National Teacher Class with Mickey Depre July 18 – 19 in Starkville.  You must be a member of MQA to participate.  Dues are a mere $15.  A bargain!  Mark your calendar.

PTQ class with National Teacher, Jacquie Gering on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016:
Log Cabin Modern Makeover will be the class she is leading.  Guild members described her classes as “fun” and “fabulous”.  With testimonies like that, ALL 44 of us will want to plan to be in attendance!  We have even been contacted by ladies in Florida who saw Jacquie Gering is coming to Columbus, MS and wanted to know if they could have a few class slots.  Wow!

Habitat for Humanity:
Director, Kathy Arinder, has been contacted.  House dedication for two families will be in May.  We need to put together a masculine quilt.

MQA Fall Gathering:
Fat Quarter bags are completed.  We will be working on row marker pins and stiletto’s today and at the April 23 sit-n-sew.   The coasters and the cleaning tool are the next projects to be created.  Carol has volunteered to have fabric for Coasters.  Some of the donated fat quarters can be used. 
Donations for the silent auction can be ANYTHING.  Door Prize donations need to be Brand New or Extremely gently used—almost new.  Ask yourself:  Is this something I would bid on?  Would I like to receive this as a gift?
Annette P.  is planning skit for Friday night.


Teresa C and her daughter-in-law, Nicole R.
Kathy H
Glenna P

Terry T

 Fan Quilt
Made by her Grandmother

Tonya S. – 

Blocks for Block-of-the-Month; 
doll hair to help her daughter learn how to fix her hair

 library book bags with pocket on the back to hold their library card.

Watana C
 For great-great niece pink gray;   

great-great nephew blue yellow;

Teddy's Train
 Great Grand son's train panel quilt  

 Survivor quilts for Relay for Life Vernon, AL

Field of flowers
 Beautiful Springtime;

 Trip Around the World for friend whose house burned.

Annette P
Purse from Rami Kim Pattern

 and Bonnie Hunter’s Allietare!

Kathy H
Selvage quilt

 MQA piece of the Ag Museum:
First, a picture was taken of the buildings...
then the picture was divided into five sections and distributed to five fiber artists.
This is the section given to Julia G.
And this is Julia's interpretation of her section.
The five sections will be shown as a group.

Julia's Art Quilts

 Poppy, Flying Geese and Bumbo.